Horse Health Matters®

Horse First Aid for Heat Stroke and Sun Burn

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 14:32

Heat stroke and sunburn occur when horses are exposed to too much sun or hot, humid weather. Read about how to prevent and care for your horse in emergencies …

Fitness And Conditioning

Nutritional Demands of Horses in Training

EquiMed Staff

Nutritional Demands of Horses in Training

by EquiMed Staff

April 14, 2017 12:34

Learn how and why your horse's feeding and watering regime needs to change as its energy requirements grow due to a heavier workload and the metabolic changes …

What Horse Owners Can Do When They Can No Longer Care for Their Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 20, 2017 11:05

Recent estimates put owning a horse at around $10,000 a year. This includes basic care costs associated with vaccinations, deworming, hoof care, nutrition and …

Healthy Barn

A Better Barn for Smaller Equines

Cindy Benson

A Better Barn for Smaller Equines

by Cindy Benson

April 28, 2017 12:34

Cindy Benson is a leading donkey breeder in the western United States. Read her thoughts on the design and implementation of a barn for smaller horses and …

Tip of the Day

In a cool environment, a horse consumes about 7.4 gallons (28 liters) of water per day, increasing to 21 gallons (80 liters) in a hot climate.

Metal Shoes, Hoof Pads , Boots or Barefoot: Which Works Best for …

by EquiMed Staff

May 1, 2017 18:47

Winter may be time to rehabilitate horse hoofs from the effects of metal shoes and hoof boots can be a useful, practical and no-nonsense tool …

Nutrition

Testing Your Horse Pasture for Peace of Mind

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Testing Your Horse Pasture for Peace of Mind

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 6, 2017 12:02

While grass tends to be lower in sugar/starch during the summer, the situation changes as the night time temperatures drop below 40 degrees F, making it …

A Natural Approach to a Horse's Dietary Needs

by Flossie Sellers

May 6, 2017 12:54

This article discusses your horse's natural dietary needs, giving you the information you need to develop a healthy and complete feeding program for your horse …

Reproductive Care

Postnatal Care of Your Foal

EquiMed Staff

Postnatal Care of Your Foal

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 13:16

Finally, your new baby foal arrives. Give your newborn foal a great start in life by attending to his postnatal care. The comprehensive article helps you begin …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Coronet

A ring of soft tissue at the margin between the hoof and leg.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

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